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John Eisenhower of SavATree joins us Saturday morning to discuss the the Tree of the Month: #ChinesePistache and our Monthly Tree Topic: #Over-SeededLawns

Tree of the Month: #ChinesePistache

Tree of the Month Chinese Pistache Rosie on the House

Scientific Name: Pistacia chinensis

Common Name: Chinese pistache

Origin: Midwestern China, Philippines

Landscape Use: Provides good shade, sometimes used in large residential areas or on commercial property, provides nice fall color.

Form: Tree; Strong & Flexible

Seasonality: Deciduous

Size: 25 ft to 40 ft High, 20 ft to 30 ft Wide; Moderate Growth Rate

Color: Great fall color, yellow to scarlet red.

Leaves: Foot long, lance shaped, compound

Flowers: Greenish flowers when deciduous

Fruit: Red berry ripens to blue-black on female trees


The Pistache Tree is the perfect combination of beauty and resilience, creating a desert tree that provides plenty of shade while enhancing your environment.

  • Hybrid Vigor (Atlantica X Integerrima) – Not a Chinensis
  • Deep Rooting with Deep Watering
  • Full Sun
  • Drought Tolerant after Established
  • Hardy to 0 Degrees F (if not prolonged)
  • Verticillium Wilt Resistant
  • Long Lived
  • Not known to be allergenic
  • Approved by AZ Dept. of Water Resources for Moderate Water use for the Tucson Active Management Area
  • Used in several road beautification projects by ADOT

Arizona Pistachio Nursery

For more info visit:

Arizona State University's Virtual Library of Phoenix Landscape Plants

Outdoor Living Hour Home Maintenance To-Do | #Over-SeededLawns#ChinesePistache


Sarah Maitland of 'SavATree' is joined by Dave Jernigan of 'The Gardner's Touch'. Together we discuss the Tree Of The Month: the Chinese Pistache. Plus, we cover the reasons you should consider this tree for the right space. Dave goes thru the steps of overseeding for winter rye lawns, the pros and cons of a winter lawn, irrigation tips and explains how plant growth regulators are used in lawns and trees.




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